Yearly Archives: 2022

AEG Summer Dinner

We are excited to get out of the heat and cool down in the barrel room at Fates Brewery in Scottsdale on June 28th at 6:30 pm. Andrew Whitsell of Cascade Environmental will be providing great information on sonic drilling & sampling techniques.

Andrew Whitsell, MBA
Andrew Whitsell, Key Accounts Manager
Cascade Environmental, LLC

Andrew Whitsell is a Key Accounts Manager at Cascade Drilling. He joined Cascade in 2015 and has held prior positions as Project Manager and Operations Manager before transitioning into his current role. Andrew started his career in mining, working as a Geologist at Rio Tinto’s Resolution Copper Mine before moving to the upper peninsula of Michigan where he held the roles of underground geologist and project geologist at their Copper/Nickel deposit, Eagle Mine. Andrew is a licensed driller in Idaho, Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, and holds a licensed operator certification in New Mexico. He also holds a blue card for the Mine Safety and Health Administration as a certified trainer.

Andrew received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geology from Northwest Missouri State University in 2010 and Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona in 2017.  Andrew resides in Overland Park, Kansas. In his free time, he enjoys golfing with his wife, Megan, and fly fishing.

AEG Members: $30
Non-Member: $40
Student: $0 (Paid for by Cascade)
Government: $15
*Includes dinner and 1 drink
Cash/card will be accepted at the door.

AEG Phoenix Summer Dinner | June 28th | Arizona AEG (azaeg.org)

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AEG/GI Student Career Night

Join the Phoenix Chapters of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) and ASCE AZ Geo-Institute (G-I) at the 15th Annual Student Night on March 29th, 2022 from 5:30-8:30pm at Arizona State University.

It is a great opportunity to grow your network and meet with likeminded individuals!

If you are interested in sponsoring, or attending the event as an industry individual, please sign up at the link below:

AEG-GI Annual Student Geo Career Fair at ASU (constantcontact.com)

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AEG Phoenix Spring Kick-Off

Thursday March 3, 2022 6:30 PM

We will be kicking off the year in-person at one of our favorite places, Fates Brewing Company in Scottsdale. There are a lot of exciting changes happening that we would like to update you on and we have a fantastic speaker lined up!

Ashley Herndon – VP of Adams Contracting, Inc

Profile photo of Ashley Herndon

Biography: 

Ashley Herndon, Vice President of Operations for Adams Contracting, Inc.  Adams Contracting provides drilling, blasting, rockfall and slope stabilization services throughout the state of Arizona. Ashley joined the company in 2008 as an administrator.  Having taken an interest in learning the business and dynamics of the trade work, she began perusing through plans, going on site walks, she eventually moved into the responsibilities of estimator and project manager. Using learned skills, Ashley now oversees the Operations of the company itself.  Still honing in on learning techniques to help elevate her education in her area of expertise, she continues to attend slope stabilization workshops, even having traveled to Switzerland to attend the geo-summit. Projects highlights include drilling and blasting single boulders to mass excavation, monitoring crews repelling off 300’ cut slopes, delegating crews to helicopter to cell tower sites and working remote access locations to install rockfall mitigation components.

AEG Members: $30
Non-Member: $40
Student: $10
Government: $15
*Includes dinner and 1 drink
Cash/card will be accepted at the door.

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